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Lucas Oil 150

TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #22 of 23 for the 2015 season


Race:Friday, November 13, 2015 in Avondale, AZ

Title Sponsor: Lucas Oil

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:48pm/et

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Thursday, November 12

Friday, November 13
1:30 PM 2:15 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
6:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS, 150 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series


  • Peters wins Phoenix: #17-Timothy Peters won the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday night. Peters inherited the lead with just under 30 laps to go after then-leaders #4-Erik Jones and #88-Matt Crafton battled over position. The two made contact, and the 4 truck bounced off of the outside wall while the 88 shot down track and into the path of the third place truck, #98-Johnny Sauter. #4-Jones rallied, despite right side damage, and maintains the point lead with one race remaining. #88-Crafton ended the night in 23rd and dropped back to third in the championship standings.
    #8-John Hunter Nemechek was second, followed by #05-John Wes Townley, #51-Daniel Suarez, #19-Tyler Reddick, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #32-JJ Haley, #54-Matt Tifft, #4-Erik Jones, and #15-Mason Mingus.
    There were 7 caution flags for 37 laps and 9 lead changes among 4 leaders.
    Complete results are on the Phoenix race results page (pdf). (11-6-2015)

  • Phoenix Race Fast Facts:
    Timothy Peters won the 21st Annual Lucas Oil 150, his 10th victory in 206 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second victory and 15th top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in seven races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    John H. Nemechek (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2015.
    John Wes Townley (third) posted his first top-10 finish in five races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Erik Jones # leads the point standings by 19 points over Tyler Reddick.
    Toyota has clinched the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturer's Championship. It is Toyota's eighth title, tying Chevrolet for the most in series history.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (11-13-2015)

  • Driver standings following Phoenix:
    1) #4-Erik Jones, 861
    2) #19-Tyler Reddick, 842, -19
    3) )#88-Matt Crafton, 829, -32
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 772, -89
    5) #17-Timothy Peters, 765, -96
    6) #13-Cameron Hayley, 731, -130
    7) #14-Daniel Hemric, 697, -164
    8) #05-John Wes Townley, 695, -166
    9) #11-Ben Kennedy, 650, -211
    10) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 644, -2187
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(11-13-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Phoenix are posted (pdf).(11-13-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Phoenix: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: none
    Caution 3: #36-Pierce, 16th
    Caution 4: #94-Hill, 18th
    Caution 5: #23-Gallagher, 6th
    Caution 6: #13-Hayley, 11th
    Caution 7: #15-Mingus, 10th


  • Pitstall Selections (pdf)

  • Jones on pole at Phoenix: #4-Erik Jones won the pole for Friday night's Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway with a new track record at 137.515mph. #19-Tyler Reddick will start second, followed by: #32-JJ Haley, #88-Matt Crafton, #9-William Byron, #13-Cameron Hayley, #33-Brandon Jones, #51-Daniel Suarez, #00-Cole Custer, and #17-Timothy Peters.
    #45-Brandon Hightower, #0-Caleb Roark,#6-Norm Benning, and #49-Cassie Gannis did not qualify for the race.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(11-13-2015)

  • Phoenix Qualifying Notes:
    Erik Jones won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 21st Annual Lucas Oil 150 with a track-record lap of 26.179 seconds, 137.515 mph.
    This is his seventh pole in 39 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his fifth pole and 20th top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his second pole in three races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Tyler Reddick (second) posted his 13th top-10 start of 2015 and his second in two races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    JJ Haley (third) posted his first top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his first in three races this season.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-13-2015)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Hayley fastest in final practice: #13-Cameron Hayley was fastest in the one and only practice for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 137.447 mph. He was followed by #4-Erik Jones, #33-Brandon Jones, #9-William Byron, #88-Matt Crafton, #51-Daniel Suarez, #19-Tyler Reddick, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #00-Cole Custer, and #05-John Wes Townley. 36 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Phoenix practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-12-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 34 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. A few notes:
    Dalton Sargeant in the #5;
    William Byron in the #9;
    Chad Boat in the #16;
    Austin Cindric in the #29;
    Rico Abreu in the #31;
    JJ Haley in the #32;
    Bobby Pierce in the #36;
    TBA in the #49;
    Akinori Ogata in the #63;
    Cassie Gannis in the #74;
    UPDATE: Cassie Gannis will be in the #49; Jordan Anderson will be in the #74;
    UPDATE 2: Ruben Pardo is in the 1 and Travis Kvapil in the 50;
    See the complete list on the Phoenix entry list page.


    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 22 - Lucas Oil 150 Phoenix International Raceway (1.0-mile oval) - Avondale, Ariz. Fast Facts for November 12-15, 2015

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 5 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4612; Right-side -- D-4626

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.64 in. (2,226 mm); Right-side -- 88.35 in. (2,244 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 14 psi; Left Rear -- 14 psi; Right Front -- 34 psi; Right Rear -- 32 psi

    Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR national series will run the same tire set-up at Phoenix this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Sprint Cup and Xfinity teams ran at this track in March . . . Goodyear reconfirmed this tire set-up at a tire test at Phoenix on October 12-13 . . . drivers participating in that test were A.J. Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski . . . for Camping World Truck teams, they ran this left-side tire code (D-4612) at Phoenix last year, but this is the first time running this right-side code (D-4626) . . . compared to what the trucks ran here last fall, this right-side tire features a construction change and a compound change to enhance grip and help rubber-in the track . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Phoenix.


    Jones Makes Lone Star Statement

    Erik Jones put on a dazzling performance at Texas Motor Speedway where counterpart Matt Crafton normally dominates, leading 117 of 147 laps to win last Friday’s WinStar World Casino 350. Jones’ victory marked his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Texas and his third checkered flag of the season. He also posted a near-perfect 149.5 driver rating.

    Jones became only the third driver to win a NCWTS and NASCAR XFINITY Series (April 2015) race at TMS, joining his No. 4 truck owner Kyle Busch and 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick.

    The NASCAR Next alumnus currently rides a streak of 13 consecutive top-10 finishes - the longest in the NCWTS this season. He ranks first in the NCWTS standings - 17 points ahead of second-place Matt Crafton - with two races left in the season.

    A NASCAR statistician’s dream, Jones tops the series in average running position (4.9), average finish (6.2), fastest laps run (549), percentage of laps led (25.9%) and driver rating (118.3).

    Phoenix ‘Son’: Jones Controls Championship Destiny As Truck Series Goes West

    With only two races left in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Erik Jones leads second-place Matt Crafton by 17 points and third-place Tyler Reddick by 21 points in the championship standings.

    The No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra driver gets the opportunity to further increase his points advantage in Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1)  - a place he has won in both of his starts. In 2013, Jones became the then-youngest winner in NASCAR national series history when he visited Victory Lane at Phoenix from the second starting position. Last year, he led 114-of-126 laps at the one-mile track to win from the 21 Means 21 Pole.

    Crafton finished second to Jones at Phoenix last year and owns five top fives and 10 top 10s in 14 starts at the Arizona oval. His five wins this season are the most in the NCWTS.

    Reddick placed 10th at Phoenix in his only start there, last season. He enters the race with a streak of three consecutive fifth-place finishes.

    There’s an outside chance Jones clinches the 2015 championship a race early. If he leaves Phoenix with a 49-point lead over second place, he’ll clinch the title.

    Abreu Set For Truck Series Debut At Phoenix

    Noted dirt track ace and first-year stock car driver Rico Abreu will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway driving the No. 31 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet.

    Abreu, a NASCAR Next member, ran a full NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule this season, finishing fifth in the series standings on the strength of one win, four top fives, eight top 10s and three poles.

    Outside of NASCAR, Abreu holds the title of 2014 USAC Midget National champion and is a three-time World of Outlaws winner. Earlier this season, he won the prestigious Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    K&N East Champ Byron Readies For First Truck Series Start

    NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion William Byron will make his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start when he takes the wheel of the No. 9 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota at Phoenix on Friday.

    The 17-year-old Charlotte native has taken NASCAR’s touring ranks by storm, winning not only the NKNPSE title, but also its Sunoco Rookie of the Year and Most Popular Driver Awards. In 14 NKNPSE starts, Byron posted four wins, five top fives, 11 top 10s and three poles.

    Byron’s No. 9 Toyota is one of four KBM trucks entered in Friday’s race. Series standings leader Erik Jones (No. 4), Daniel Suarez (No. 51) and Matt Tifft (No. 54) will also compete at Phoenix for the Mooresville, North Carolina-based team.

    Recently, KBM announced its plans to have Byron and Christopher Bell run a full-time schedule for the organization in 2016. Daniel Suarez and Cody Coughlin will split time in a third KBM entry.

    Byron, who began racing in 2013, is a member of the 2015-16 NASCAR Next class.

    “My goal for my first NASCAR Camping World Truck start is to get a top 10 and run all of the laps,” Byron said.

    NASCAR Next Takes Phoenix

    Five members of the 2015-16 NASCAR Next class are scheduled to compete in Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway: Rico Abreu, William Byron, Cole Custer, John Hunter Nemechek and Dalton Sargeant.

    Abreu and Byron are set to make their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debuts, while Sargeant will log his first start at Phoenix. Sargeant has finished in the top 10 in two of his first three NCWTS races.

    Custer placed third at Phoenix in his lone start there last season, while Nemechek claims one top-10 finish in two career Phoenix starts.

    Custer (Gateway) and Nemechek (Chicagoland) each have one NCWTS win this season.

    Cindric Back In Action For BKR

    Austin Cindric, 17, will take the wheel of the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford in his second career series start in Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. The Mooresville native placed 25th after running in the top 10 throughout much of the race in his debut at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 31.

    A versatile racer, Cindric medaled at the X-Games in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites Series and became the youngest ever IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge winner when he took the checkered flag at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in July.

    Ryan Blaney piloted the No. 29 Ford to a third-place finish last weekend at Texas.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.

    If the top-finishing Toyota finishes 14th or better in Friday’s race at Phoenix, Toyota will capture its eighth Manufacturers’ Championship, tying Chevrolet for the most in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history. The Manufacturers’ Championship would also be Toyota’s third consecutive title.

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